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Photos: NASA's Orion Capsule Reaches Moon

By Praveen K
| Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 09:42 [IST]
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NASA's Orion Capsule reached the moon on Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. 
NASA's Orion Capsule reached the moon on Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. 
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It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago, and represents a huge milestone in the $4.1 billion test flight 
It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago, and represents a huge milestone in the $4.1 billion test flight 
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Even the flight controllers themselves were “absolutely astounded.” “Just smiles across the board," said Orion program manager Howard Hu.
Even the flight controllers themselves were “absolutely astounded.” “Just smiles across the board," said Orion program manager Howard Hu.
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Video of the looming moon and our pale blue planet more than 230,000 miles (370,000 kilometers) in the distance left workers “giddy" at Houston's Johnson Space Center, home to Mission Control, according to flight director Judd Frieling. 
Video of the looming moon and our pale blue planet more than 230,000 miles (370,000 kilometers) in the distance left workers “giddy" at Houston's Johnson Space Center, home to Mission Control, according to flight...
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The capsule's cameras sent back a picture of the Earth — a tiny blue dot surrounded by blackness.
The capsule's cameras sent back a picture of the Earth — a tiny blue dot surrounded by blackness.
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The close approach of 81 miles (130 kilometers) occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. 
The close approach of 81 miles (130 kilometers) occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. 
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